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Vipera Berus

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Vipera Berus

They will be out of hibernation in about 2 - 3 weeks and i will be there.
This was taken with a 400mm Sigma lens on a Canon 50e body with extension tubes, hand held and manually focused while lying on my belly with only my elbows for support.

Before you say anything, NO i was not going to put my hand in there to get rid of the grass.



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Date: Wed February 21, 2007
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great shot rob very sharp
#1 Wed February 21, 2007 9:19pm

Nice image Rob.....nice to see a natural history image with the sceintific name as well.

> John
#2 Wed February 21, 2007 9:50pm

Nice capture.
#3 Wed February 21, 2007 10:39pm

Nice one Rob....
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#4 Thu February 22, 2007 7:00am

Belly good shot !! john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#5 Thu February 22, 2007 7:03am

Great capture with spot on focus.
Nige | Canon EOS 350D | Canon 18-55mm and Sigma 70-300mm Lenses
#6 Thu February 22, 2007 10:26am

Thanks guys and gals. This little lady basks in the same place every day when it is warm and i am hoping she has survived her hibernation period this year. It has been a mild winter so my fingers are crossed. I got a little complacent with her one day, took my eye off her and she bit me on the leg. OUCH!. It will never happen again. Until the next time. Rob

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#7 Thu February 22, 2007 3:27pm

I'm looking forward to more shots, but do be careful! Smile Amanda
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#8 Fri February 23, 2007 4:15am

Thanks for the concern Amanda, i will try.
I am a Member of NARRS, National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme and i do a lot of surveys for them.
This is the kind of work i could put all of my time into, BUT, my real job stops me from pursuing my dreams and i don't think my wife, kids and Mortgage supplier would like it if i went skipping through the woods instead of earning the daily crust.
I hate real jobs.

It's not a sin to love wildlife, we need it to survive GET INVOLVED

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#9 Fri February 23, 2007 3:26pm

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